A Possession Of Marijuana Conviction Could Change Your Life – Know How To Protect Your Future
While anyone over the age of 21 can legally possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana for personal use under Colorado state law, it is important to remember that you can still face criminal charges if you possess large amounts of the drug, and marijuana is still technically illegal under federal law as well.
If you are found with more than 2 ounces of marijuana, it can mean more than just a slap on the wrist. Being convicted for possession of large amounts of marijuana carries two sentences. The first one is given by the court. The second, and oftentimes more severe, “sentence” is given out again and again by prospective employers, lending institutions and professional organizations. When you have a criminal drug conviction on your record, whether it’s a misdemeanor or felony, you may suffer the consequences of that for a long time.
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We, the attorneys at Shazam Kianpour & Associates, P.C., represent people from many different backgrounds – juveniles, college students, blue collar workers and white collar professionals alike. We defend people against marijuana and other substance-related criminal charges, including those charged in airports, parks or on any other federal property. We handle marijuana cases here in Denver and across Colorado’s Front Range. We have an established reputation for success and can effectively protect your rights in the face of charges such as:
- Misdemeanor possession of marijuana (over 2 ounces, and up to 12 ounces)
- Felony possession (more than 12 ounces)
- Marijuana cultivation
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Minor in possession
- Sales, trafficking or distribution
Although punishments for juveniles are more limited, teenagers and college-age students need to know that a drug conviction can prevent them from being eligible for federal student loans and grants and may affect their scholarships or athletic statuses. Attorney Shazam Kianpour understands the potentially life-changing consequences that “a little bit of pot” can have. He will spare no efforts to obtain the best possible result on your behalf.
Good New For First-Time Offenders
If this is your first offense, attorney Kianpour will help you navigate and adhere to pretrial services guidelines and work with prosecutors and judges to get you placed into a diversion program for first-time offenders. If, however, you have previous convictions or were also in possession of paraphernalia such as scales or baggies, he will fight to challenge the evidence against you at every possible opportunity. He will always do whatever is possible or necessary to get any drug charges reduced or dismissed.
The Beginning Of The Solution
For experienced criminal defense representation in a Colorado marijuana case, call our 24-hour telephone number 303-547-3434 or contact our team by email to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients in Denver and across the state as needed.